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Weather Watch

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Dudley Council works hard to ensure its services continue to run during the winter period. However, some services will be affected by the severe weather.


At this time of year we are constantly monitoring the weather and our staff have vast experience in dealing with all types of winter conditions. We have 3,500 tonnes of grit and a fleet of eight gritters, to bolster a network of hundreds of grit bins across the borough if the weather takes a turn for the worst.

With cold weather continuing if you're concerned about someone sleeping rough contact Dudley Council Plus om 0300 555 2345 or dudleycouncilplus@dudley.gov.uk and we’ll help. More details here

Below is a complete picture of how council services will be affected during the snow and ice. Remember, you can also keep up to date via our @dudleymbc twitter feed and 'dudley borough' facebook page

You can also sign up to regular e bulletins for monthly information on the council's news, service, events and other information.

Or download the free Dudley Council app to report issues directly to us from your phone

Gritting and roads

A 65-strong team based at the council’s Lister Road depot keep more than 480 kilometres of road clear during severe weather.

:: more on gritting and roads

:: more on everything you need to know about grit bins

:: to report an empty grit bin contact Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345, email dudleycouncilplus@dudley.gov.uk or message on twitter @Dudleyplus

:: or become a snowbuster in your street. We'll supply you with kit to clear your immediate area if you have vulnerable family members or neighbours

School closures

Most schools contact parents directly if there are any closures. Any confirmed closures will appear here, but you are advised to check with your school.

People are also advised to listen to local radio stations for up to the minute information and we have provided a selection of radio websites here which may offer additional information.


Rough sleepers

If you are aware of anybody who is sleeping rough please report them to our service at Dudley Council Plus on 0300 555 2345 so that we can offer help.

Housing repairs

You can report any issues online or via the council app. Details of how to do so can be found below


 :: more on housing repairs and advice

Bin and recycling collections 

Collections are going ahead as planned on Monday 2 April

The household waste recycling centre 

Any updates will appear here

Adult social services - day centres and transport

Any updates will appear here

Adult and Community Learning courses 

Any updates will appear here. More details on courses at this link

Leisure centres

Any updates will appear here

Parks and nature reserves

Any updates will appear here

Libraries and archives

Any updates will appear here

More information including opening times and telephone numbers are on the find a library page.  

Halls and museums

Any updates will appear here

Keeping well and warm

More advice on keeping safe and well this winter 


Our Snowbusters scheme offers free Snowbusters packs to anyone happy to help neighbours, or local communities to clear paths, walkways or drives of snow and ice during wintry weather.

News Release Contact Information

Dudley Council Plus 0300 555 2345 dudleycouncilplus@dudley.gov.uk